This week I’ll be participating in D Blog week.
Let’s kick off Diabetes Blog Week by talking about the diabetes causes and issues that really get us fired up. Are you passionate about 504 plans and school safety? Do diabetes misconceptions irk you? Do you fight for CGM coverage for Medicare patients, SDP funding, or test strip accuracy? Do you work hard at creating diabetes connections and bringing support? Whether or not you “formally” advocate for any cause, share the issues that are important to you.
I am new to this but it’s God’s timing that this week is happening so soon into our journey with Type 1. I hope to read other blogs and get some good information from them. I am learning that I am really going to have to be an advocate for my daughter. My first meeting with the school I thought was to create the 504 plan, but it was really just to inform the teachers/nurse and start a health plan. Almost 3 weeks later and we still don’t have a formal 504 plan and there is only 2.5 weeks of school left. I wouldn’t worry but there is a field trip and I really want my daughter to go without hassle. Also one nurse at the school (the one who texted me and updated me daily) took a new job and had to leave last Friday, again with only 2.5 weeks left. So that’s frustrating. But I have faith it will work out and my daughter is really doing well. We are going to attend a JDRF walk this weekend to see what it’s about and hopefully meet other local’s to connect with. We are looking forward to that. I am trying to get my daughter interested in attending a Type 1 camp in the state but she’s not sure. I am hoping that by going to the walk this weekend, she will become more interested.